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A telomere is a region of repetitive DNA at the end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration.
Effects of having familiar, good neighbors revealed in bird study

Effects of having familiar, good neighbors revealed in bird study

Penn researchers find abnormally shortened telomeres in young DMD patients’ muscle stem cells

Penn researchers find abnormally shortened telomeres in young DMD patients’ muscle stem cells

Researchers find correlation between shorter telomeres and presence of heart failure

Researchers find correlation between shorter telomeres and presence of heart failure

Human ancestors responsible for transmitting ancient strains of herpesvirus, study finds

Human ancestors responsible for transmitting ancient strains of herpesvirus, study finds

Study: People with shorter LTL have more benefits on cognition following lifestyle intervention

Study: People with shorter LTL have more benefits on cognition following lifestyle intervention

Scientists develop new system to identify and characterize regulatory DNA sequences

Scientists develop new system to identify and characterize regulatory DNA sequences

New research suggests cell immortalization as more complicated process than originally thought

New research suggests cell immortalization as more complicated process than originally thought

NYITCOM research could potentially lead to more effective, less toxic cancer treatment

NYITCOM research could potentially lead to more effective, less toxic cancer treatment

Gene editing technology shines light on rare dyskeratosis congenita

Gene editing technology shines light on rare dyskeratosis congenita

People with family history of bipolar disorder may 'age' more quickly than others

People with family history of bipolar disorder may 'age' more quickly than others

Research provides new insight into biology of premature birth

Research provides new insight into biology of premature birth

Research provides new insights into how telomeres regulate cellular senescence

Research provides new insights into how telomeres regulate cellular senescence

Findings may contribute to better understanding of aging and cancer development

Findings may contribute to better understanding of aging and cancer development

Study identifies new susceptibility loci for lung cancer

Study identifies new susceptibility loci for lung cancer

Study finds link between traffic-related air pollution and telomere shortening in children

Study finds link between traffic-related air pollution and telomere shortening in children

New technology could hold key to predicting outcome of blood cancer patients

New technology could hold key to predicting outcome of blood cancer patients

High levels of physical activity may slow aging at cellular level

High levels of physical activity may slow aging at cellular level

Maternal stress during pregnancy could lead to premature biological ageing in offspring

Maternal stress during pregnancy could lead to premature biological ageing in offspring

Salk Institute receives additional $3 million Glenn Foundation gift to continue aging research

Salk Institute receives additional $3 million Glenn Foundation gift to continue aging research

Study explains how genetic mutations linked to telomere capping complex contribute to cancers

Study explains how genetic mutations linked to telomere capping complex contribute to cancers